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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and with matt o'donnell, tamala >> ♪ >> good morning everyone. it's 6 o'clock on this wednesday, september 10th and here's what's happening. >> atlantic city hopes to ease the burden of unemployment today as another casino threatens to shut its doors. >> a teen jumps on top of two septa trains while trying to escape from police. >> ray rice's wife comes to her husband's defense. one expert explains why many victims of domestic violence stay in the relationship. >> looking for more sun out there today. here are david and karen. good morning. >> good morning everybody. we're starting out a little bit cloudy, you can see that here on the terrace and on satellite as the clouds if filled in a little bit across most of the region. a little less of this down through delaware but new jersey and pennsylvania socked in. as we go through the day we expect that to improve.
coastal flood advisory into this afternoon, minor tidal flooding at times of high tide, the first rounds of high tide and that's now through about 10:30 to 1 o'clock in the delaware bay and the state of delaware and 8:30 to 10:30 would be the best chance along the new jersey ocean front. you had it yesterday you'll have it again today. also a high to moderate risk of rip currents along the shore today, too and i'm a little more concerned because the weather is nicer and there might be more of an idea in people's minds to get in the water, probably not a good idea today. temperatures across the region right now are cool and comfortable. 67 wilmington. not as breezy as yesterday. as we head outside to catch that school bus this morning, between 7 o'clock and 8 o'clock still in the 60's. 66 by 7:00, 68 by 8:00 a.m. and this afternoon's high is going to be into the low 80's. looks like we'll be at 80 degrees by 3 o'clock. 81 is your high around 4 o'clock and you can see how we transition to partly sunny skies. more humid tomorrow with some nighttime storms, karen. details coming up. >> all right, dave, we've got
late running construction causing an early morning jam up. i-95 southbound jamming from the airport to past the airport here. we've got construction. should be clear by now but it's still out there. you can see the flashing lights with penndot blocking the right lanes on i-95 southbound so watch for this one. we've got an accident where a vehicle ran into a wall in the powelton village, 34th street and powelton avenue and a new problem here in montgomery county its a disabled vehicle here in north hills mount carmel avenue and central avenue. a new accident coming in in lower frederick township here, also montgomery county gravel pike near big road. now yesterday we saw jams on all your major roads. more and more people back to school, what tock work. not really happening too much yet. a handful of accidents but watch for a slower commute a little later on, tam. >> thank you, karen. thousands of recently laid off casino workers in atlantic city will get a little help looking for a new job today. but this job fair is coming as another casino says it's struggling to stay opened. "action news" reporter
katherine scott is live in our satellite center. she's got more details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam. that job fair at the atlantic city convention center runs from 10:00 to 4:00 today. there are hundreds of positions to fill and these positions are sorely needed. employers including wawa and shop rite will be there today. over the last week or so, the atlantic city convention center has been transformed into a resource center for laid off workers, so people can get help filing for unemployment. thousands of casino workers have lost their jobs or are losing their jobs in the coming weeks. the area was already struggling with unemployment before the first casino closed in january. and now they're bracing for massive filings of unemployment benefits and healthcare coverage with closures of showboat and revel over the holiday weekend and soon trump plaza on the 16th. just yesterday, trump entertainment filed for bankruptcy again with executives saying the taj mahal could close in november unless it gets concessions from workers. it says reorganization, not
liquidation is needed. >> taj mahal is not closing so there's not going to be any unemployment that's surrounding the trump reorganization. >> reporter: and again, that job fair runs from 10:00 to 4:00 today at the atlantic city convention center in room 411 and 412. we're told there will be printers and computers at the job fair so job seekers can print out their resumes. we're live from the satellite center, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." matt. >> they need the help. thanks katherine. dramatic police chase along septa's market frankford el led to the focus of the pursuit jumping on top of trains. septa police released this video of a teen trying to escape police on monday. they say he had tried to jump a turnstile at the erie and torresdale station. now police struggled with him and then the teen took off, jumped on top of an eastbound train and then jumped over to the top of a westbound train and look here, you see him dropping back down to the platform. he continued to run until police trapped him in an exit
and took him into custody. >> this is a bizarre incident and it's actually criminal because he could have got somebody hurt as well as hurt himself. this is just bizarre. i've never seen anything like this before. >> the teen faces a long list of charges. seven parents in philadelphia are suing the pennsylvania department of education saying it has failed to investigate alarming conditions in the city's schools. the parents say they have sent more than 825 complaints to the department during the last year documenting overcrowded classrooms and shortages in the nursing and library staff. and add they have received little response from state education officials. philadelphia schools started class on monday. district has made $32 million in cuts to balance the budget and keep them opened. >> it's 6:05 and new on "action news," a change for a historic shopping center in berks county. the building will be sold. it opened back in 1970 and the shops have long been considered the nation's very first outlet center.
vf officials say the property is under utilized. a develop forty three baltimore is expected to come in and add restaurants and housings to the complex. the outlet stores will remain intact for at least the next five years. >> a study led by an ivy league university offers more evidence that fracking sites in pennsylvania might be making people living nearby sick. maribel aber has our market watch report live at the nasdaq in times square. maribel. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you matt. people living near fracking wells are twice as likely to have upper respiratory and skin problems. this is according to a new study on fracking's potential health effects. 32 percent of people living less than a kilometer from a well had respiratory issues. compare that to people living more than 2 kilometers away where that's 18 and 3 percent respectively. that polled 180 households south western pennsylvania. apple debuted a new mobile payment system apple pay but with the wave of credit card
breaches at mig name retailers apple claims it's safer than a credit card. merchants don't get the number. users own have to touch their phone to a reader then input a pin or their fingerprint. but even the apple buzz couldn't help the market's steep decline yesterday. futures are pointing to a lower open. finally the iphone six hasn't even been released yet but verizon already wants to give it to you for free. verizon wireless announced tuesday it would give customers a new iphone. the catch here, customers must turn in their old iphone and sign a two year agreement with verizon. that's latest. back to you matt and at a many. >> thanks maribel. >> we're off to a cool start once again this morning but headed for a warm afternoon. storm tracker 6 live double scan imagery shows you there's no rain. as we look outside we're looking at cloud cover across most of the region this morning. we can go ahead and jump outside and take a look at the airport and there will be some
sun breaking through those clouds as we go through the day. might start out a little bit on the overcast side, though. 68 degrees right now in philadelphia, 67 in wilmington. up in allentown 66 degrees. cool and comfortable and 65 now at the boardwalk in atlantic city and down the coast in sea isle city. satellite shows you the clouds i'm talking about down in delaware there's not as much but over most of south jersey and philadelphia you've got them. we will see some breaks in the clouds as we roll through the morning and it will get brighter as we head through the day. 80 degrees is your high in allentown. sun mixing with some clouds. it will be warmer today than it was yesterday. and down the shore, not a bad beach day. on the beach we're getting up to 77 degrees with clouds giving way to increasing sunshine but in the water i'll remind you that there's still that will high to moderate risk for rip currents today so not a good day to go swimming in the ocean n philadelphia 81 degrees, clouds mixing with some sun, warmer than it was yesterday, winds not all that strong. we're going for a northeast breeze of six to 12 miles per hour. that's pretty light breeze. as we roll through the day,
68 degrees, cool, comfortable by 8 o'clock. not bad by 11:00, 73 and a tad warm this afternoon, 79 by 2 o'clock, 80 by 5 o'clock and our high of 81 rather late in the afternoon, probably around 3:30 or 4 o'clock today. as we head to the phillies tonight, 76 degrees for the first pitch, 71 in the ninth inning. do you know they're only eight games out in the wild card? it's a shame there isn't more season left or cliff lee if he hadn't gotten hurt. i'm just saying. then tomorrow we have a change. it's going to be more humid, a little bit warmer, upper 80's and as we go into the late afternoon and evening hours, we'll be looking at those northern and western suburbs with a line of showers and thunderstorms probably dropping in and around philadelphia at some point in the evening hours and some of these storms as they rumble through the region tomorrow night could be strong and gusty something to keep in mind if you have plans to be out and about. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, clouds and sun, 81 today. a nice afternoon. tomorrow warm and humid, a high of 88 and in particular in evening those thunderstorms
some of which could be gusty and then they're gone by friday, less humid and 78. for the weekend another little front comes through on saturday, 73 is the high. clouds with some sun and there's the chance of some spotty showers. i don't know that's a washout on saturday but we're watching it. then sunday 74 and nice. also nice on monday. another spotty shower on tuesday. >> nice. >> okay. >> thank you david. 6:10. more overnight updates coming up next including the possible domestic dispute that now has the attention of homicide detectives. >> ray rice's wife stands by herman amid the scandal a local counselor sheds light on the victim's reason to stay. >> 422 eastbound at oaks we have a new accident. word and two new accidents and a jam on i-95 when we come >> if you're hungry for more apple stuff, prepare for reviews on the new iphone, the apple watch. that's next in tech bites. >> musical notes
this southbound traffic right here. you can see how jammed are you from approaching to past the airport southbound on i-95. it's all because of this late running construction. we have been following it saying they should be clear soon, should be clear soon but not clear yet and this is the back up. i-95 southbound right lanes are blocked. stay left coming off of the girard point bridge. you'll have lots of time to think about it because of the back up right there. in other areas of 95 you're about 26 miles an hour near girard. we do have a problem here and it's in powelton village, 34th street and powelton avenue. watch for an accident where a vehicle ran into a wall so look for that causing a little bit of a problem. also in gloucester city a new accident coming in to us. market street between greenwood avenue and 130 so watch for an accident there in gloucester city. so a couple of accidents going on right now. and one more. i got off the phone with police and they're telling 93 in oaks montgomery county egypt road near 422 a minor asked but out there nonetheless. they're hoping those cars can
driveway from that one. in lower frederick an accident here, too. this is gravel pike near big road so watch for that accident and a disabled vehicle still out here in north hills montgomery county. it's on mount carmel avenue at central avenue. so a handful of things starting to come in right now. let's look at the weather conditions. 68 degrees, no weather related problems affecting your day and it's going to be a lot brighter today than it was yesterday. we'll see clouds and sunshine and a warmer high of 81. no afternoon problems for your evening commute or kids soccer. looking pretty good, tam. >> thank you karen. the elevator video of ray rice hitting his fiancé janay pomeron leashed a nationwide conversation on domestic violence. video released prompted janay parker now janay rice to blame the media the couple it's problems. beth stern nam says abuse
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>> tonight an on "action news" at 11:00 part of an unprecedented move to sign people up for government healthcare. at what cost to the taxpayer. here's investigative reporter wendy saltzman with a preview. >> reporter: we're revealing the amount paid to help people get as i understand up for government subsidized programs. >> that's outrageous. >> reporter: for the first time we uncover how federally funded healthcare navigators spent 67 maria larosa ondollars and -- $67 million. where did all your money go. should some of these agencies be getting more of your tax dollars. >> we'll try to hold the appropriate officials accountable who were overseeing this. our investigation is going all the way to capitol hill tonight at 11:00 only on "action news". >> more issues coming in with traffic. what is going on this week? every day. let's take a look at center at
a regional rails. here's the latest. norristown line outbound half hour delays because of signal problems. watch for that. ben franklin bridge let's go outside -- that was quick. live on the ben franklin bridge, we've got three lanes opened instead of four westbound. expect delays. we've seen delays each morning with the construction that's blocking the right lane and that's going to continues. now we'll look in new jersey and that's that northbound traffic at 42. just a little building volume coming from turnersville, dave. >> on the big board in case are you trying to catch the bus or the el this morning, karen, 69 degrees by 9 o'clock. staying in the 60's up until about 9:00 then 75 by noon, comfortable with clouds giving way to increased sunshine. 83 by 3 o'clock. high is 81 at 4 o'clock this afternoon before we dip to 79 degrees at 6 o'clock. on the big board not reporting any major delays this early hour. out in chicago we're still seeing rain show up on radar so there could be some delays building out there a little bit later on at o'hare. matt. >> thanks, david.
the phillies next generation help notch a nice win over the pittsburgh pirates. like star trek. freddy galvis hit one up near the star ship enterprise to tie the game at three. rookie mickey franco says no i'm captain kirk now and connected for a clutch hit in the seventh. the phillies win four to tree. the two teams play each other again tonight. injuries have cost the eagles two crucial players on their offensive line. ethan mathis has an mcl injury on injured reserve. birds hoping he'll be back by week 10. allen barbre lost for the season. eagles signed veteran wade smith to fill in. >> the president prepares a rare prime time address. >> employers are preparing to cast a lifeline for those on the unemployment line in atlantic city today. another casino is considering shutting its doors.
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has died. >> no arrests have been maids in this now homicide. police were looking for her live in boyfriend. >> faculty and students at the or the institute filled out their grief for a memorial service for a jung grad student murdered back in july a packed crowd heard words of pain and sore fro those who knew laura aruajo heel. one professor said she was so much more than a promising young artist she was a person of strengths and integrity. >> it's heartbreaking. i'll tell everybody i wish we were doing laura's wedding instead of this memorial. >> her parents flew in from oklahoma for the memorial service. police charged 22-year-old jeremiah jackson with the young woman's murder. he tried to hide her body on a kensington lot. she had planned to move out of that mantua boarding house where she was living because she was uncomfortable there. jay paterno in chester county to discuss his biography paterno legacy enduring lessons from the life and death of my father. the book details joe paterno's life career and the jerry sandusky case. he spoke about the scandal surrounding his father after
the ncaa lifted sanctions. >> i think it's a great day for penn state but lie say this. i think, you know, the mitchell report is something that they can hide behind rather than admit that the sanctions were completely unwarranted in the first place. >> paterno says he believes this is giant step for penn state. >> secretary of state john kerry made a surprise trip to
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gambling industry could nearly be cut in half by the end of the year. >> on the eve of september 11th president obama prepares to address the nation about the latest terror group posing a global threat. >> nfl team and league leaders address their handling of the ray rice situation since his initial two game suspension over the summer. >> good morning, 6:30 now on this wednesday, september 10thth. let's get that quick look at weather and traffic. we've got david outsoon and karen rogers is at the big screen. good morning. >> starting out rather cloudy out here matt and tam and as you take a look at satellite you can see how the clouds filled n we're expecting some breaks in the clouds a little bit later this morning and then as we head into the afternoon we should wind up partly sunny. problems down the shore the last couple mornings now with minor tidal flooding and my facebook follower mortimer from ventnor shows us what it looked like yesterday and there could be more of that in those areas that receive that minor tidal flooding this morning during high tide. 8:30 to 10:30 would be the
prime period down the jersey shore ann little bit later than that down along the delaware bay and the rehoboth beach area and that's because of that on shore flow from that off shore storm that is still pulling away from us. we also have a moderate to high risk of rip currents again today and i'm a little more concerned because the weather is going to be nicer down the beach today, not a good day to get into the water though. 68 degrees currently in philadelphia, 66 in allentown, 66 in millville. not much of a breeze. certainly not as much as yesterday. and as we roll through the day looks like it's going to be a warm one later. 75 by noon clock, 80 by 3 o'clock and that high of 81 probably hitting right around 4 o'clock this afternoon. it's going to be more humid tomorrow, karen and there's the chance of some late day or night time gusty thunderstorms. vial more on there with future tracker 6 coming up. >> dave we've got about an 11 minute delay right now on i-95 southbound in southwest philadelphia and the reason is that late running construction. it is cleared. so that's some better news. it had been blocking the right lane but this is i-95 southbound pretty jammed from approaching to past the airport because of that construction that was running late a a handful of accidents
this morning, one here on gravel pike in lower frederick right near big road. another here that's new and the ramp from royersford to 422 eastbound, we've got an accident on egypt read near 422. that will be clearing shortly. mount carmel avenue and central avenue, a problem here, a disabled vehicle in north hills. we've had this accident where a vehicle ran into a wall in the powelton village 34th street and powelton avenue and an accident in gloucester city, too, it's busy out there today and this is market street between greenwood avenue and 130. also mass transit note. septa regional rails norristown line outbound seeing half hour delays right now. we're hearing they're having signal problems causing that issue, tam. >> thank you, karen. president obama will address the nation tonight, he's preparing to outline his plan to combat the serious threat posed by islamic militants in there middle east. erin o'hearn is live with more on what we can expect to hear tonight. good morning. >> reporter: and tam, we have some developing news as the president prepares for his
speech tonight. secretary of state john kerry arrived a short some time ago in an unannounced vis to it to iraq. this comes ahead of the president's rare prime time address to lay out his strategy for battling isis. not only has the public become worried about the threat posed by isis but tomorrow marks the 13 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. obama has been criticized for having what many call a timid response thus far in dealing with isis. we have learned that isis is now trying to recruit young women using social media and online videos. it is believed that as many as a dozen young american women have tried to join islamic radicals in syria. obama's speech tonight will focus on three major areas. the president will frame the threat posed by isis outline his strategy to address that threat and share new proposals
on how to destroy the group. it appears he's trod move forward with a more aggressive air strike campaign in syria. >> view of myself and most of my members is the president should be seeking congressional approval period for whatever he decides to do. >> reporter: president obama's strategy also includes seeking a commitment from u.s. allies to help defeat isis. again that speech will be aired tonight at 9:00 p.m. and you can see it right here on 6abc. tam back to you. >> thank you. closing area units set to begin today in a school kidnapping and sexual assault registers is accused of abducting a child from a school in west philadelphia. prosecutors say the defendant is the only person behind the
crime. >> just about 6:35 and happening today, employers will be taking a gamble on hundreds of former casino workers who are struggling to get back on their feet. while a financial crisis continues to spread to the resorts of atlantic city. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live in the satellite center with more on today's opportunity. katherineism dozens of employers are expected today at the atlantic city convention center. there are hundreds of jobs to fill and organizers are requiring that only employers with immediate jobs available participate today and these jobs are sorely needed. in recent days, the atlantic city convention center has been transformed into a resource center for laid off workers. volunteers helping people file for unemployment and today dozens of employers will be there including wawa and shop rite. thousands of casino workers have lost their jobs or are losing their jobs in the coming weeks. the region was already struggling with unemployment before the first casino closed in january and is bracing for
massive filings of unemployment benefits and healthcare coverage with the closures of showboat, revel and then trump plaza on the 16th. just yesterday trump entertainment filed for bankruptcy again with executives saying that the taj mahal could close in november unless it receives concessions from workers. the city's mayor says he hopes the taj mahal comes out stronger. >> ultimately this is a transition period. i am so sorry that it's painful for so many people but it's what we need to do. we need to be more than just a gaming mecca. we need to be a city that thrives on tourism who has got to take some of our base and make it nontourism to succeed. >> reporter: today's job fair at the atlantic city convention center begins at 10 o'clock. it runs through 4 o'clock and we're told there will be printers and computers there so job seekers can print out their resumes. live in the satellite center, katherine scott channel6 "action news. matt. >> the owner of the baltimore ravens admits the team should have done more to try to obtain the video many of you have now seen. it shows former raven ray rice
knocking out his then fiancée in an atlantic city casino elevator. the team released rice on monday after tmz sports released the video of rise hitting janay palmer who is now his wife. before the tape was released rice had been suspended for only two games. goodell insists he did not see the tape until two days ago. >> reporter: did anyone in the nfl see the second videotape before monday? >> no. >> reporter: no one in the nfl? >> no one in the nfl to my knowledge. >> janay palmer who is now janay rice has blamed the media for the couple's troubles and says barring her husband from playing football was a horrific move. >> time to turn and talk about accuweather last night. it felt like san francisco. >> it was. it was cool, breezy a-little cloudy and today we're going to wind up with more sunshine.
storm tracker 6 live double scan. >> no rise-a-roni. >> no, matt. we're bright along the horizon overhead getting rid of some clouds that formed overnight. 68 degrees is your current temperature in philadelphia. your dewpoint is at 56 so an indication of not all that humid air. winds out of the northeast at seven. the winds won't be as strong today as yesterday. satellite and radar showing you a little bit of a break in the clouds developing to the west of philadelphia and down in southern delaware but most of us are dealing with that deck of early cloud cover. as we go through the day, though, we'll transition over to a mix of clouds and sun. 68 by 8 o'clock, 73 by 11 o'clock and it's going to be a little bit warmer this afternoon. by 2 o'clock we'll be up close to 80. our high today 81, probably hit that kind of late, say around 4 o'clock and then back down to 80 by 5 o'clock. a pretty comfortable afternoon overall. high temperatures across the region not much variation. 80 in allentown, glynn reading, upper 70's in trenton and wilmington and even at the
shore i expect to get up to about 77 degrees for a high today. at the ballpark tonight, phillies trying to go up two to one in that series against the pirates. partly cloudy, a bit milder, 76 degrees for the first pitch, 71 in the ninth inning. i believe if the phillies win they'll be seven out in the wild card. too bad there's not more season left, hm? satellite and radar then tomorrow on future tracker shows you we're look tag different day tomorrow. there will be a cold front coming from the west. increase of clouds and sun with clouds mixing later in the day. more humid with a flow out of the south ahead of this approaching front. as we get into the late day and evening hours, look out because coming out of the northern and western suburbs right into the i-95 corridor there's the chance of a line of fairly strong thunderstorms, might even get a slider risk from the national weather service tomorrow, we'll see about that and it looks like this takes up until about midnight for it to finally clear the coast. so, adam joseph and cecily tynan will be busy showing you stuff on radar tomorrow evening on channel 17 and here on 6abc for sure. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, clouds and sun today, young. a nice afternoon ahead.
tomorrow more humid, a warm sticky high of 88 degrees and late in the day or more essentially at night we have that chance for a passing thunderstorm and some of them could produce gusty winds. the good news that system gets out of here fast and on friday it's less humid a-nice day with a high of 78. for the weekend clouds, some sun a-a high of 73 and a chance of spotty showers particularly in the afternoon and evening. i don't think it's a washout but some showers around on saturday. nice again on sunday and monday and another spot attorney possible by tuesday. >> okay. >> okay. thank you. it's now circumstances:40. unnext sounding off. ferguson residents slam city council for the days of violent clashes with police last month. >> arguments over playing time trigger gunfire on a youth football field in the midwest. karen. >> the tacony palmyra bridge is up, traffic is stopped so head to the betsy ross bridge instead. we're going to take you to you a jam-up there when we come bac
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>> ♪ >> check this out. great picture coming to us from the jersey shore. that's live sky 6 ac. the sun peaking through the clouds and we could see more of that sun later today. >> let's go on over to karen rogers see where things stand on the roads. good morning, karen. >> nice to see eight little brighter out there today. >> yeah. >> all right looking live. slow traffic here in chester county. this is the 30 bypass eastbound and kind of heavy from 340 to 113 and as you see more sunshine you may get some
sun glare out there affecting that as well. let's update on a couple of accidents. the ramp from royersford to 422 eastbound we have an accident there but the one on egypt road near 422 is cleared. we had a few accidents out there this morning and one is still on gravel pike near big road. the accidents haven't really been on the main highways so much causing big problems but here or there we've had accidents. watch for that like this one where a vehicle ran into a wall in the powelton section there, 34th street. look for that. schuylkill expressway some slow speeds. we saw the slow speeds on our majors this week. really reinforcing that. 18 miles an hour westbound on the schuylkill near the boulevard. about 20 miles an hour on i-95 southbound near girard so some slow going there. gloucester city we've got an accident market street near greenwood avenue. so watch for a little problem there. tacony palmyra bridge is up as we have been saying so you might want to head to the betsy ross bridge instead. here's your live look at 42. that's your northbound traffic, about a 15 minute ride from the a.c. expressway to the walt whitman bridge.
68 degrees right now in philadelphia. not too bad. it's going to be a little bit warmer today, a little bit brighter as well so no weather related problems for your morning commute or your evening commute, a high today of 81, tam. >> thank you, karen. emotions ran high in ferguson missouri last night. the public had the chance to sounds off to the city council for the first time on the deadly shooting of michael brown. the crowd was so large leaders had to move the pleating to a local church. the gathering was supposed to promote community healing but anger and frustration prevailed. >> not going to let you go back to business as usual. it's not going to happen. >> it should not take for mike brown to die for some things to come. >> lawmakers are proposing overhauling the municipal courts and createing a citizen police review board. >> a youth football coach and his wife are banned from their league because a fight during practice led to gunfire.
>> we got kids out here. >> frantic parents called 911 when they heard shots fired from the field in wichita kansas on monday. police say the coach's wife pulled the trigger to protect her husband. an argument over playing time had escalated into a fight with the coach. everyone scattered when the shots went off. police say the coach ran to get his own gun and pointed it at several people in the crowd. another person was caught with brass knuckles. no one was hurt and no arrests have been made. >> police are investigating an attack on a young delaware boy who is confined to a wheelchair. 12 year old lequan mackey has cerebral palsy. he says he was exercising in his wheelchair when the incident happened. he says two boys jumped him from behind and robbed him. >> i fell something should have me am i looked back and they were shoving me into the sewer drain -- the storm drain and my wheel got caught and then the kid proceeded to punch me.
>> so... >> the boy's father says this is not the first time these same children have targeted his son. the family is asking anyone with information to please call police. >> 6:47 on this wednesday. we are following new developments in the ray rice story and so is "good morning america." a live preview is up next. david. >> we are dressing the kids in shorts and t's on the way out to school today. while we're in the 60's in most neighborhoods we'll wind up in the low 80's across much of the region later. hey pal? you ready? can you pick me up at 6:30? ah... (boy) i'm here! i'm here! (cop) too late. i was gone for five minutes! ugh! move it. you're killing me. you know what, dad? i'm good. (dad) it may be quite a while before he's ready,
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>> our job of telling people they don't know yet not done >> our job of telling people it off to "good morning america." >> let's go amy robach. she'll pick it up at 7:00 telling you things you don't know. good morning. >> reporter: that's right, one of my specialties, matt and tam great to be with you this morning on this wednesday morning. coming up next on "gma" we're talking about all the severe weather that's moving across the can country. six reported tornadoes in the midwest. several states under flood watches as much cooler temperatures begin to travel eastward. ginger is tracking it all for us. and then we'll talk about the firestorm surrounding the ray rice domestic violence case. this morning we are hearing from the nfl commissioner for the first time since that explosive tape inside the elevator surfaced and rice and his wife are speaking out about as well so we'll have all the details on that. plus new this morning a sleepwalking karcher takes -- camper takes dive.
he plunged off a 60-foot cliff. we will have more on this remarkable rescue. and then we have michael strayhan going one-on-one with the princess of pop, britney spears dishes on her brand new project, her vegas show and on being single again, all while showing michael her signature moves. i think he's got them down, guys. >> kind of reminds me of the hokey pokey but with style, you know. [laughter] >> we'll turn ourselves around and see you in a few minutes, amy. >> ♪ >> a lot more style. >> let's get some bridge news for you. ben franklin bridge, guess what, we are jammed. i've been warning you about this. they keep doing that construction blocking the right lane westbound and so you see the jam-up here from the upside to eighth and vine, welcome to your wednesday morning commute. tacony palmyra bridge back down at least, so traffic is moving. it was a northbound ship that had it opened so expect the burlington bristol bridge to be opening in about 45 minutes, dave. >> my twitter follower
christine in phoenixville pennsylvania just shot this outside of heroin co-you can see a check of clouds with clear skies. as you take a look at satellite what she's seeing is this little line that's beginning to break up just to the west of philadelphia and even though there are a lost clouds across the region this morning we expect a breakup in the clouds and we should transition to at least partly sunny skies as we go through the day. 69 degrees by 9 o'clock. right now low to upper 60's depending on where you are. not a lot of wind out there, not as much as yesterday. 80 by 3 o'clock. warmer today and we're look tag high of 81 probably around 4:00 before sliding back into the upper 70's by dinnertime. warm today, tam but not too bad. >> thank you david. going on the bright lights of broadway were dimmed yesterday in honor of joan rivers 59 6:forty five things were a little darker. she went into cardiac arrest during an elective throat procedure at a clinic and passed away days later. her funeral on monday was a
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middle east. a job fair taking place in atlantic city today to help many of the resorts' nearly 6,000 laid off casino workers. yesterday the trump taj mahal filed for bankruptcy for the fourth time. new jersey state senate president steve sweeney called for another look at the atlantic county prosecutors decision to let suspended nfl player ray rice end noelle a pretrial intervention program. the move allowed rice to avoid criminal prosecution. >> breaking traffic news. overturned dump truck blocking the left lane new jersey turnpike past exit 7a as you're heading southbound here at i-195. so expect some delays on the turnpike. meanwhile septa regional rails norristown line outbound half hour delays right now because of signal problems dave. >> a lot of us looking at clouds this morning but we're also expecting some break up. 69 degrees by 9 o'clock, 75 by noon and clouds and sun for most of the afternoon with a high of 81 probably around 4 o'clock. humidity stays low. that changes tomorrow.
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good morning, america. breaking now, extreme weather, worsening overnight. ten inches of rain in the midwest. flash flooding overrunning college campuses. and utter devastation from the raging waters in the southwest. look at this minivan in the middle of it. cars buried in mud. and houses ripped in half. president obama, expected to deliver a primetime address to the nation. detailing his strat psychiatry to take on the brutal i.s.i.s. militants. the nfl commissioner speaks out about the ray rice scandal. taking the blame for not acting earlier. >> we didn't get this right. that's my responsibility. and i'm accountable for that. >> why he's not ruling out ray rice's return, as the player's wi s